Rockstar Games has begun issuing bans for players who use mods whilst playing Grand Theft Auto Online, since such actions are prohibited by the game’s EULA. However, using mods whilst in single-player mode is allowed.
The game’s End-User License Agreement (EULA) explicitly states that the player must agree not to
“reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, display, perform, prepare derivative works based on, or otherwise modify the software, in whole or in part.” Violation of this agreement will result in players being banned from online play.
However, Rockstar has now released a second statement saying that they will not ban players as long as they restrict mod use to single-player mode. They said that they had no problem with mods in general, but that allowing them to be used in
GTA Online might give some players unfair advantages, disrupt gameplay, or cause instability within the game.
“We have always appreciated the creative efforts of the PC modding community and we still fondly remember the awesome zombie invasion mod and original GTA map mod for GTA IV PC among many other classics. To be clear, the modding policy in our license has not changed and is the same as for GTA IV. Recent updates to GTA V PC had an unintended effect of making unplayable certain single player modifications.
“This was not intentional, no one has been banned for using single player modifications, and you should not worry about being banned or being relegated to the cheater pool just for using single player PC mods. Our primary focus is on protecting GTA Online against modifications that could give players an unfair advantage, disrupt gameplay, or cause griefing. It also bears mentioning that because game mods are by definition unauthorized, they may be broken by technical updates, cause instability, or affect your game in other unforeseen ways.” — Rockstar Games
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Source: Attack of the Fanboy